21 hours ago
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Shop 'til you drop!
Look at the pretty shoes!! Doesn't that purchase make up for my lack of posting yesterday?! Yesterday, I went on a shopping trip of epic proportion. We left the house at 8:15 in the morning and didn't arrive home until 9:00 last night. It was some serious shopping. What were we looking for? Shoes, jeans, a coat and some pretty undergarments. Were we successful? Thankfully we were. Can you imagine shopping for 12 hours and not being successful?!
There was joy when I found my shoes above (at 7:00 pm), pain as I tried on outfits that just did not fit me (btw I will *not* be entering the jeans-looking-legging movement. ever.) and horror as I tried on 15 pairs of skinny jeans, and about 20 more pairs of regular jeans. My hands were blue by the end of the ordeal. I did walk away with one pair of non-skinny that are perfect. With the price that I paid, they had better be!
I would like to send out a thank you to my shopping team-mates: you all were patient and helpful, and I enjoyed every minute...well, I could have done without the last eight pairs of skinny jeans ;)
So, you can see that I did not have time to post, even though I did finish a goal. But, you all knew which one I would finish: I finished the romper and all of my "sewing for others" goal. Now that I am looking at the list, I have a eight days in which to finish the anniversary dress, the shirtwaist dress and the skirt, using my vintage machine for one of the projects. What I have I gotten myself into?!?!?
Here is a shot of the romper, not a particularly great one, but I will do a full fashion shoot this weekend with the belated-birthday girl. At least it proves that I finished it!
Let's face it, it is most probably likely that I will have to give away one piece of fabric from my stash. I guess I can handle that. Right? It is just sitting in a bag not being used. I know I have a little over a week left, and maybe (if I sew day and night) I might be able to get it done...we will see. I am starting to accept that I may fail at one of the goals. And I think that may be okay. I could just think of it as a going away present from me to one of you lucky readers!
And...I can just buy more fabric in Rome :)